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Celebrity "singers"

Post by Dt Glen Twenty » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:06 pm

i enjoyed that running gag they had at the end of every show in the second series where tony would assign mick the job of getting a famous performer or group and he'd always get the names confused (with the exception of don lane, sadly!)

ok, the premise was incredibly corny but some of the combinations still make me snigger:

pete smith (instead of aerosmith): dude looks like a lady
grassby, grills, nudge and plumb (crosby, stills, nash and young): teach the children well
donnie sutherland (dame joan): some opera song

the only bad one i can remember was the late syd heylen, who was very pissed or perhaps in the throes of dementia when he came on instead of van halen, and he just strummed some tune on his ukulele rather than doing "jump" (thank god)

are there any classics i've missed? i know some others tanked as well, so list them too...
and then - bang! straight into a 50 foot pollywaffle...

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Post by skel » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:19 pm

I once gave Syd Heylen directions to my local RSL where he was doing a post Cookie lunchtime show for the pokies crowd. I explained where it was, he turned to his driver and said did you get that? I had to explain it again and Cookie kept talking. The driver said "Syd if you weren't so cut you could drive there yourself. Shut up and let me listen". I wanted to ditch work and see that show so badly. That was about 1996. i think he may atill have been drunk from his night on The Late Show
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Post by frenchchicks in the nuddy » Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:11 pm

My thre faves were
Gabriel Gate' Instead of Frente
Mike Whitney Instead of Whitney Houston
& Who could forget Joan Kerner's Joan Jett Tribute.

Wasn't Syd Halens Best Mate Bob Hatfield from ACP Tried for child sex offences a few years back ?

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Post by kim » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:34 am

yes, but i think he was cleared of the offences...

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Post by BenG » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:49 am

Al Grasby has died. His performance with Luckee Grills and others will be entombed forever on our DVDs!

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Post by Supermercado » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:49 pm

Do you think Grills, Nudge and Plumb will come out of retirement to play at the funeral?
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Post by BenG » Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:55 pm

Unlikely, but then again, stranger things have happened.

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Post by Supermercado » Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:00 pm

Not as likely as I'd thought :shock:

From 2002,
Radio, television and stage star Gwen Plumb has died at her Kirribilli home in Sydney aged 90.
Grills and Nudge must be looking over their shoulders...
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Post by Wolfister » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:25 pm

Friends and I have just been discussing these musical gems this afternoon... I've set them the challenge of naming all 20. At first I could only get 11 or 12 Then, thanks to Google, I've got 19... can't think of what the last one is though...


Crosby Stills Nash and Young (Grasby, Grills, Nudge and Plumb)
Joan Jett (Joan Kirner)
Dame Joan Sutherland (Donald Sutherland)
Van Halen (Sid Halen)
Jimmy Barnes (Jimmy Hannon)
Ian Dury (Brian Bury)
David Byrne (David Boon)
Hewey Lewis (Hayley Lewis)
Vangelis (Lester Ellis)
T Rex (Rex Hunt)
REM (Norman Yem)
Baby Animals (Baby John Burges)
Cyndi Lauper (Max Walker)
Alice Cooper (Dr Harry Cooper)
Pete Townsend (Simon Townsend)
Aerosmith (Pete Smith)
Frente (Gabriel Gate)
Whitney Houston (Mike Whitney)
??????
Don Lane (Don Lane!)
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Post by BenG » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:51 pm

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